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Ladies and Gentlemen, I Am Standing Here To Fight Against Nuclear Power.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I am standing here to fight against nuclear power. I have chosen to use nuclear accidents as the focal point for my argument. As many of you know, accidents will happen. Many of them can be forgotten or consigned to the history books. But nuclear accidents can't! The most well known nuclear accidents happened in April 1986. There was a major radiation leak at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Ukraine. The reactor caught fire and the roof of the reactor was blown off, releasing a cloud of radioactive dust into the atmosphere, which lingered there for 10 days. ...read more.

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Eventually, scientists in Sweden realised what was wrong and thousands of people were put at risk through not informing them. Chernobyl is on the border with Belarus. Up to 70% of radiation is thought to have fallen on Belarus alone. Even now, babies are being born without limbs and eyes. The present amount of people thought to have been affected by the accident in the whole world is at least 15 million! Many of whom have died of cancers and radiation exposure. That's 15 million people who have needlessly been affected by nuclear energy. ...read more.

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In 1990 there were 2,298 nuclear accidents in the US alone. This was down on the previous year of 2, 381 accidents. The US is supposed to be the safest nuclear state in the US, so who knows what the figures are for other countries. So why are people still so keen to use nuclear power when faced with these facts? Let me ask you something. Would you honestly want live near nuclear power stations when it has the potential to kill you? Your children and their children would suffer from the radiation poisoning just from you living there. So how can you expect other people to? Nothing can counter these facts. So face the facts and stop nuclear power, before its too late. ...read more.

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